Anime difficulty list

This is a list of anime ranked by their difficulty, on a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is very easy and 10 is very hard. You can use it to find the most appropriate shows to watch based on how good your Japanese is.

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Cover of Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
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Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works S2: Sunny Day
Length (in words)466
Unique words207
Unique words (used once)142
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji124
Unique kanji (used once)79
Unique kanji readings137
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count48681
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Cover of Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
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Kanojo to Kanojo no Neko
Length (in words)477
Unique words219
Unique words (used once)151
Unique words (used once %)68%
Unique kanji145
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings156
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count48148
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Cover of Robot Town Sagami 2028
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Robot Town Sagami 2028
Length (in words)434
Unique words224
Unique words (used once)151
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji114
Unique kanji (used once)80
Unique kanji readings125
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.2
MAL rating count332
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Cover of Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
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Okii Ichinensei to Chiisana Ninensei
Length (in words)754
Unique words267
Unique words (used once)136
Unique words (used once %)50%
Unique kanji127
Unique kanji (used once)70
Unique kanji readings141
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count2029
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Cover of Dareka no Manazashi
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Dareka no Manazashi
Length (in words)576
Unique words283
Unique words (used once)209
Unique words (used once %)73%
Unique kanji188
Unique kanji (used once)123
Unique kanji readings210
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count32259
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Cover of Chiba Pedal
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Chiba Pedal
Length (in words)625
Unique words304
Unique words (used once)193
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji181
Unique kanji (used once)108
Unique kanji readings210
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count1480
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Yasashii Lion
Length (in words)961
Unique words339
Unique words (used once)208
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji171
Unique kanji (used once)91
Unique kanji readings193
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating5.5
MAL rating count286
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Cover of Blood: The Last Vampire
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Blood: The Last Vampire
Length (in words)860
Unique words403
Unique words (used once)268
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji260
Unique kanji (used once)151
Unique kanji readings314
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count53232
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Cover of Hoshi no Koe
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Hoshi no Koe
Length (in words)1203
Unique words408
Unique words (used once)237
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji244
Unique kanji (used once)124
Unique kanji readings285
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count71047
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Cover of Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
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Kuro no Sumika: Chronus
Length (in words)1110
Unique words455
Unique words (used once)308
Unique words (used once %)67%
Unique kanji253
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings297
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.8
MAL rating count8577
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Cover of Harmonie
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Harmonie
Length (in words)1586
Unique words496
Unique words (used once)253
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji264
Unique kanji (used once)119
Unique kanji readings306
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25251
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Cover of Luger Code 1951
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Luger Code 1951
Length (in words)1286
Unique words529
Unique words (used once)341
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji305
Unique kanji (used once)165
Unique kanji readings362
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.4
MAL rating count7359
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Cover of One Room: Second Season
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One Room: Second Season
Length (in words)1730
Unique words532
Unique words (used once)304
Unique words (used once %)57%
Unique kanji300
Unique kanji (used once)131
Unique kanji readings353
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
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Great Mazinger tai Getter Robo
Length (in words)1468
Unique words537
Unique words (used once)339
Unique words (used once %)63%
Unique kanji279
Unique kanji (used once)150
Unique kanji readings318
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count816
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Byouki no Kuni - For You
Length (in words)1494
Unique words552
Unique words (used once)359
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji322
Unique kanji (used once)161
Unique kanji readings398
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count19248
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Cover of Hotarubi no Mori e
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Hotarubi no Mori e
Length (in words)1683
Unique words551
Unique words (used once)330
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji298
Unique kanji (used once)164
Unique kanji readings352
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count353150
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
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Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
Length (in words)1419
Unique words553
Unique words (used once)359
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji325
Unique kanji (used once)159
Unique kanji readings403
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count19877
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Cover of Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
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Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi
Length (in words)1561
Unique words567
Unique words (used once)354
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji326
Unique kanji (used once)158
Unique kanji readings384
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count22151
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Cover of One Room
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One Room
Length (in words)1567
Unique words563
Unique words (used once)331
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings360
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Senyuu Specials
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Senyuu Specials
Length (in words)1464
Unique words591
Unique words (used once)382
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji342
Unique kanji (used once)164
Unique kanji readings420
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count8563
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Cover of Hal
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Hal
Length (in words)2021
Unique words588
Unique words (used once)346
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji302
Unique kanji (used once)155
Unique kanji readings350
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.5
MAL rating count59089
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Cover of Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
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Nekopara: Koneko no Hi no Yakusoku
Length (in words)1754
Unique words550
Unique words (used once)308
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji214
Unique kanji (used once)118
Unique kanji readings255
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.1
MAL rating count11562
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou
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Kara no Kyoukai 8: Shuushou
Length (in words)2231
Unique words592
Unique words (used once)335
Unique words (used once %)56%
Unique kanji348
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings419
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count48629
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Cover of One Piece Arc 10 (68-69): Koby and Helmeppo
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One Piece Arc 10 (68-69): Koby and Helmeppo
Length (in words)3424
Unique words605
Unique kanji306
Unique kanji (used once)0
Unique kanji readings367
Difficulty6/10
MAL avg. rating8.6
MAL rating count989388
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Cover of Pupa
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Pupa
Length (in words)1571
Unique words601
Unique words (used once)374
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji360
Unique kanji (used once)200
Unique kanji readings428
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating3.4
MAL rating count82322
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Cover of Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
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Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi
Length (in words)1625
Unique words608
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji345
Unique kanji (used once)186
Unique kanji readings414
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.5
MAL rating count40143
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Cover of Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
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Aggretsuko: We Wish You A Metal Christmas
Length (in words)1569
Unique words614
Unique words (used once)399
Unique words (used once %)64%
Unique kanji307
Unique kanji (used once)173
Unique kanji readings358
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count25865
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Devilman
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Mazinger Z tai Devilman
Length (in words)2046
Unique words631
Unique words (used once)382
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji328
Unique kanji (used once)151
Unique kanji readings400
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.1
MAL rating count1465
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
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Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking: Greatest Champion e no Michi
Length (in words)2640
Unique words623
Unique words (used once)323
Unique words (used once %)51%
Unique kanji290
Unique kanji (used once)123
Unique kanji readings334
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
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Akagami no Shirayukihime OVA
Length (in words)1754
Unique words635
Unique words (used once)419
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji333
Unique kanji (used once)177
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count30863
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Cover of Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
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Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite
Length (in words)1554
Unique words633
Unique words (used once)422
Unique words (used once %)66%
Unique kanji401
Unique kanji (used once)213
Unique kanji readings475
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count64877
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Cover of Tokyo Ghoul Jack
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Tokyo Ghoul Jack
Length (in words)1750
Unique words647
Unique words (used once)421
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji327
Unique kanji (used once)175
Unique kanji readings394
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.3
MAL rating count113479
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Cover of Room Mate
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Room Mate
Length (in words)1972
Unique words649
Unique words (used once)394
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji357
Unique kanji (used once)171
Unique kanji readings430
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating4.8
MAL rating count7837
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Cover of Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
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Mahoutsukai Precure! Movie: Kiseki no Henshin! Cure Mofurun!
Length (in words)2822
Unique words656
Unique words (used once)353
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji259
Unique kanji (used once)121
Unique kanji readings311
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.4
MAL rating count960
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Cover of Mazinger Z tai Ankoku Daishougun
Anime
Mazinger Z tai Ankoku Daishougun
Length (in words)2102
Unique words681
Unique words (used once)413
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji378
Unique kanji (used once)178
Unique kanji readings465
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count837
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Cover of Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
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Tokyo Ghoul Pinto
Length (in words)1777
Unique words687
Unique words (used once)448
Unique words (used once %)65%
Unique kanji375
Unique kanji (used once)210
Unique kanji readings462
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.2
MAL rating count93230
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Do
Anime
Recorder to Randoseru Do
Length (in words)2220
Unique words682
Unique words (used once)396
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji393
Unique kanji (used once)185
Unique kanji readings474
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count22489
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Cover of Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou
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Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou
Length (in words)1983
Unique words688
Unique words (used once)422
Unique words (used once %)61%
Unique kanji415
Unique kanji (used once)194
Unique kanji readings511
Difficulty3/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count110124
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Cover of Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
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Mirai Shounen Conan: Kyodaiki Gigant no Fukkatsu
Length (in words)2053
Unique words703
Unique words (used once)441
Unique words (used once %)62%
Unique kanji376
Unique kanji (used once)198
Unique kanji readings461
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.6
MAL rating count376
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Cover of The Borrower Arrietty
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The Borrower Arrietty
Length (in words)2672
Unique words709
Unique words (used once)390
Unique words (used once %)55%
Unique kanji341
Unique kanji (used once)160
Unique kanji readings412
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating7.9
MAL rating count159486
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
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Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
Length (in words)2837
Unique words696
Unique words (used once)379
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji330
Unique kanji (used once)153
Unique kanji readings405
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count636
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Cover of Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - Tou no Kuni - Free Lance
Length (in words)2533
Unique words719
Unique words (used once)426
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)171
Unique kanji readings441
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.6
MAL rating count17025
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Cover of Miru Tights
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Miru Tights
Length (in words)2067
Unique words709
Unique words (used once)426
Unique words (used once %)60%
Unique kanji370
Unique kanji (used once)178
Unique kanji readings440
Difficulty1/10
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Cover of Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
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Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
Length (in words)2466
Unique words738
Unique words (used once)430
Unique words (used once %)58%
Unique kanji359
Unique kanji (used once)168
Unique kanji readings444
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating6.7
MAL rating count658
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Cover of Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu
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Kouchuu Ouja Mushiking Super Battle Movie: Yami no Kaizou Kouchuu
Length (in words)2724
Unique words751
Unique words (used once)412
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji335
Unique kanji (used once)147
Unique kanji readings415
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating5.9
MAL rating count109
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Cover of Recorder to Randoseru Re
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Recorder to Randoseru Re
Length (in words)2278
Unique words759
Unique words (used once)454
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji398
Unique kanji (used once)187
Unique kanji readings479
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating6.9
MAL rating count15231
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Cover of Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
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Kizumonogatari I: Tekketsu-hen
Length (in words)2529
Unique words758
Unique words (used once)448
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji427
Unique kanji (used once)176
Unique kanji readings513
Difficulty4/10
MAL avg. rating8.4
MAL rating count213446
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Cover of Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
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Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
Length (in words)2935
Unique words756
Unique words (used once)405
Unique words (used once %)53%
Unique kanji369
Unique kanji (used once)163
Unique kanji readings449
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating8.1
MAL rating count100670
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Cover of Asagao to Kase-san
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Asagao to Kase-san
Length (in words)2536
Unique words763
Unique words (used once)451
Unique words (used once %)59%
Unique kanji384
Unique kanji (used once)183
Unique kanji readings478
Difficulty2/10
MAL avg. rating7.7
MAL rating count28228
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Cover of My Neighbor Totoro
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My Neighbor Totoro
Length (in words)2838
Unique words748
Unique words (used once)410
Unique words (used once %)54%
Unique kanji315
Unique kanji (used once)122
Unique kanji readings384
Difficulty1/10
MAL avg. rating8.3
MAL rating count523401
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